yawp :

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  • v  make a raucous noise
  • v  complain whiningly

  • With his barbaric yawp of a book.
  • Roth's barbaric yawp of a book was a literary instance of shock and awe, a dirty comic masterpiece that can stand with Tristram Shandy.
  • Unlike cards or a roulette wheel, well-thrown dice reward most everyone on the rail, yielding a collective yawp that drowns out the slots.

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